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SFO opens investigation into Rio Tinto conduct in the Republic of Guinea

By Waithera Junghae

24 July 2017

SFO opens investigation into Rio Tinto conduct in the Republic of Guinea Credit: Credit: iStock.com/zozzzzo

Eight months after Rio Tinto notified US, UK and Australian authorities of emails from 2011 referring to a multimillion-dollar consultancy fee, the SFO has opened an investigation into allegations of corruption by the company, its employees and others.